Johnson calls it "InternetOne": the layer of the internet created by distributing its benefits to everyone who cares to join. Cryptocurrencies are an example of it. They distribute the benefits among those participate (through mining) so the network grows.
Capitalism functions the opposite way. It distributes the benefits only to those who put up the money (the capitalist) and enlists the help of Labor in the process in exchange for a wage. Johnson's "InternetTwo" describes internet companies based on the Capitalistic model, which harness the power of the internet's winner-take-all dynamics using the rules of Capitalism.
|InternetTwo Companies (Unicorns!)|
The Zuck has finally discovered that he's a drug dealer, and that the side effects of the abuse of the drug he peddles are a severe collective weakening of the analytical and critical skills, making billions of people more prone to stupid decisions. Or, as a psychologist would say, more prone to intuitive errors.
Russian sharks are just a consequence of the vulnerability the Zuck and his kin have aroused. They smelled the blood on the waters, but it was Facebook, Twitter and Apple who spilled it. People is starting to realize the damage these companies are doing to society (some even trying to clean themselves), but it will be a slow process to staunch the bleeding. Who knows. Maybe the damage is done and an entire generation has been ruined, but it is clear that we need to wake up to the reality that InternetTwo companies who profit with our psychological vulnerabilities need to be restrained. If not by the government, then by us at the individual level.
So log off from Facebook. Pick a paper book instead.